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“average food in a shabby setting” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Sunshine Cafe

Sunshine Cafe
10805 PALM DR, Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240
(760) 329-6000
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Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Family Fare
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“average food in a shabby setting”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

The setting for this restaurant is the Desert Hot Springs Spa & Hotel which is itself old and quite run-down. The restaurant is also in need of extensive cleaning and repairs. The entire place seems to have been ignored by the repairman for many years. The service was slow but they were busy and understaffed. Our waitress was very pleasant. We chose Mexican themed dishes which were slow to be delivered but tasty, hot and nicely presented except that the tortillas were torn and seemed to me to be old. We visited Desert Hot Springs without first reading Tripadvisor (silly us!) and we struggled to find an inviting restaurant. Since you are reading this I expect you're wiser than we were...choose another restaurant for your meal in DHS.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Palm Springs, California
1 review
“fish and chips”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

Went there Friday Dec 27 and was the worst fish and chips I have ever eaten, soggy and tasteless, appetizer mushrooms were still cold in the middle and place was mess. food on floor and straw covers...service was good, but food sucked...

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Desert Hot Springs, California
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5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

The place is part of a hotel and spa. I liked the entrance was outside and did not have to go through the hotel. They have a few tables outside that face the pool. Prices are not bad, servings are big. Great selection, we choose seafood plate. People next to us ordered burgers and they looked good as well. Not a fancy place just comfortable. Will be going back often.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Yucca Valley, California
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8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great Food & Service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

You Could Not Tell From Outside But It Is A Very Good Restaurant, Not A Fancy Place But Food & Service Are Great, Especially For Breakfast!

Visited June 2013
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Good fish & chips, good service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013 via mobile

We have only had the fish & chips here (lent) but we've been three Fridays and it has been pretty good. Three nice pieces of cod, a generous serving of fries and cole slaw that may be home made. The waitresses seem very well trained and all are friendly even if you are not their table. Place could use some remodeling but it is very clean.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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